by Jane Ames
After qualifying for the Western Mass. Tournament last season and a disappointing loss in the semi-finals, this year’s Softball team is off to a great start. Their current record is an impressive 8-0 including an upset win over power house Monson, 6-5. Under 3rd year coach, Carrie Fydenkevez, the softball team has the spirit and determination to be successful. Senior McKayla Poissant will be doing the majority of the pitching. McKayla will be going to Eastern Connecticut University in the fall where she will continue to play softball and major in sport management. Other seniors, Caitlyn Sullivan, playing left field, will be attending school at Clarkson, Haley Dayczyn who catches, going to URI majoring in pharmacy, Katie Fournier, who shares time at first, going to Bryant to major in Business and third baseman Gwen Thayer, will be attending Wheelock College in the fall.
Consistent performance will be the determining factor in the success of this team. Frontier softball looks poised to be one of the Franklin League’s top teams. Coach Fydenkevez attributes their fast start to the less competitive nature of this year’s league. She indicates that the upcoming game with Turners Falls will be “huge”. Rain has postponed two games this week so the softball team will be playing three or four games per week making for a tough schedule.